IEEE Partners With U.S. DOE to Address Grid Modernization Challenges

electricgridOn 21 June, IEEE announced that the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to address grid modernization challenges with a focus on the distribution level.  The MOU was signed by Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and Patrick Ryan, IEEE PES Executive Director, at the 2016 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D Expo) in Dallas, Texas on 5 May 2016.  In the MOU, IEEE commits to assist DOE by concentrating on both planning and operational challenges facing the U.S. national electrical system, including integrated resource planning and schemes for coordination, control, and information management. IEEE PES will be working with IEEE-USA, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), IEEE Smart Grid, and other IEEE societies to address four cooperative areas with the DOE: standards, technology, conferences, and education.